The Beauty Trade

Author: Angela B. McCracken
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199908079
Format: PDF
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While it is frequently trivialized, the business of beauty is one of the most important global industries, generating millions of dollars and implicating many more the world over, from consumers to corporate elites. As trends spread so do ideas about standards of appearance and what is necessary to look good and fit in -- standards that are often influenced by ideas about race, class and gender norms. In looking at beauty products, practices, and ideas of youth in Guadalajara, Mexico, The Beauty Trade takes seriously the question of whether and how beauty norms are changing in relation to the globalizing beauty economy. Angela B. V. McCracken considers who benefits and who loses from beauty globalization and what this means for gender norms among youth. Weaving together fascinating ethnographic research on beauty practices and insights from political economy theory, the book presents a feminist analysis of the global economy of beauty. Rather than a sign of frivolity, the beauty economy is intimately connected to youth's social and economic development. Cosmetic makeovers have become a modern rite of passage for girls, enabling social connections and differentiations, as well as entrepreneurial activities. The global beauty economy is a phenomenon generated by young people, mostly women, laboring in, teaching, and consuming beauty --- and eager for belonging and originality, using every mechanism at their disposal to enhance their appearance. As McCracken shows, globalization is not homogenizing beauty standards to a Western ideal; rather, it is diversifying beauty standards. The Beauty Trade explains how globalization, combined with youth's desires for uniqueness, is enabling the spread of a diversity of beauty cultures, including alternative visions of gender appropriate looks and behavior.

The Beauty

Author: Aliya Whiteley
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785655752
Format: PDF
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Nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Saboteur awards, this game-changing story was chosen by Adam Nevill as one of his favourite horror short stories: “What a refreshing gust of tiny spores this novella explodes into, and I inhaled them all with glee”. Somewhere away from the cities and towns, in the Valley of the Rocks, a society of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their history recounted by Nate, the storyteller. Requested most often by the group is the tale of the death of all women. They are the last generation. One evening, Nate brings back new secrets from the woods; peculiar mushrooms are growing from the ground where the women’s bodies lie buried. These are the first signs of a strange and insidious presence unlike anything ever known before… Discover the Beauty.

Beauty Imagined

Author: Geoffrey Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199556490
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the 19th century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants such as Avon, Coty, Estée Lauder, and L'Oréal, grew.

How to Fake Real Beauty

Author: Ramy Gafni
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762455985
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Celebrity makeup artist and TV makeover specialist Ramy Gafni knows no one is born perfect, not even his famous clients. In How to Fake Real Beauty, the makeup guru shares his secrets to enhancing a woman's natural beauty while “faking” what she doesn't have. Some people are thought to be born with flawless features, but many of these gifts are acquired, and the quickest, easiest way is to create the illusion using makeup and a little moxie. The power of makeup goes a long way toward helping you fake anything—a clear complexion, fuller lips, brighter eyes—whatever you want! It's all a matter of knowing how! In How to Fake Real Beauty, Ramy shares the tried-and-true tricks of the trade. So prepare for the red carpet—whether it's the one in your head or an actual awards show. This guide will teach you how to get ready for your close up and confidently take center stage in any situation.

Inheriting the Trade

Author: Thomas Norman DeWolf
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807072813
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Follows Thomas DeWolf and other members of his family as they travel to New England, West Africa, and Cuba to learn about the horrors of the slave trade, a business in which their ancestors were deeply involved.

Tricks of the Trade

Author: Howard S. Becker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226040992
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Drawing on more than four decades of experience as a researcher and teacher, Howard Becker now brings to students and researchers the many valuable techniques he has learned. Tricks of the Trade will help students learn how to think about research projects. Assisted by Becker's sage advice, students can make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data. The tricks cover four broad areas of social science: the creation of the "imagery" to guide research; methods of "sampling" to generate maximum variety in the data; the development of "concepts" to organize findings; and the use of "logical" methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found. Becker's advice ranges from simple tricks such as changing an interview question from "Why?" to "How?" (as a way of getting people to talk without asking for a justification) to more technical tricks such as how to manipulate truth tables. Becker has extracted these tricks from a variety of fields such as art history, anthropology, sociology, literature, and philosophy; and his dazzling variety of references ranges from James Agee to Ludwig Wittgenstein. Becker finds the common principles that lie behind good social science work, principles that apply to both quantitative and qualitative research. He offers practical advice, ideas students can apply to their data with the confidence that they will return with something they hadn't thought of before. Like Writing for Social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade will bring aid and comfort to generations of students. Written in the informal, accessible style for which Becker is known, this book will be an essential resource for students in a wide variety of fields. "An instant classic. . . . Becker's stories and reflections make a great book, one that will find its way into the hands of a great many social scientists, and as with everything he writes, it is lively and accessible, a joy to read."—Charles Ragin, Northwestern University

The Trans Pacific Partnership

Author: C. L. Lim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028663
Format: PDF
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks attempt to link together at least nine countries in three continents to create a 'high-quality, twenty-first century agreement'. Such an agreement is intended to open markets to competition between the partners more than ever before in sectors ranging from goods and services to investment, and includes rigorous rules in the fields of intellectual property, labour protection and environmental conservation. The TPP also aims to improve regulatory coherence, enhance production supply chains and help boost small and medium-sized enterprises. It could transform relations with regions such as Latin America, paving the way to an eventual Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific, or see innovations translated into the global trade regulatory system operating under the WTO. However, given the tensions between strategic and economic concerns, the final deal could still collapse into something closer to a standard, 'twentieth-century' trade agreement.

Eat Pretty

Author: Jolene Hart
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452132291
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Nutrition is the fastest-rising beauty trend around the world. Eat Pretty simplifies the latest science and presents a userfriendly program for gorgeous looks, at any age, that last a lifetime. Buzzwords like antioxidants, biotin, and omega-3s are explained alongside more than 85 everyday foods, each paired with their specific beauty-boosting benefit: walnuts for supple skin, radishes for strong nails. But healthful ingredients are just one aspect of beauty nutrition. Eat Pretty offers a full lifestyle makeover, exploring stress management, hormonal balance, and mindful living. Charts and lists, plus nearly 20 recipes, make for a delicious and infinitely useful ebook—in the kitchen, at the grocer, and on the go.

Mad about Trade

Author: Daniel T. Griswold
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 193530819X
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Made about Trade demonstrates how free trade is "the working family's best friend" and reexamines "the globalization debate from the perspective of what it means for millions of typical American families."

American Beauty

Author: Claiborne Swanson Frank
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614280507
Format: PDF
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"Photographed by Vogue alumna Claiborne Swanson Frank, American Beauty features over 100 portraits of quintessentially American women such as Lily Aldridge, Solange Knowles, and Jenna Lyons—each of whom possesses an original blend of grit, grace, glamour, and gravitas that echo far beyond the pages of this oversize hardcover."--Publisher description.